When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence. Written by
In 1816, Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont and John Polidori gathered at the Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in the fabled "haunted summer," which has been depicted in several movies. In a drug- and alcohol-induced frenzy, they engaged in a contest to see who could write the best ghost story. Mary Shelley produced "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus." Byron began a vampire story but abandoned it out of boredom. Polidori picked it up and created "The Vampyre" (the forerunner to Bram Stoker's "Dracula"), whose title character, Ruthven, was modeled on Byron. Jonny Lee Miller portrayed the character named Ruthven in "Byzantium." Coincidentally, he portrayed the title role in the biopic "Byron." See more »
My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw that pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.
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I'm a sucker for a horror film that promises to be visually beautiful. There is something about making blood look pretty and death seem romantic that's very appealing to certain audiences. So it isn't that much of a surprise to how much I enjoyed Byzantium. A very untraditional vampire film that is beautifully shot and creatively written. Although, definitely not a film for everyone, Byzantium is filled with appealing characters, beautiful shots and a interesting new approach on the vampire genre. It is important that you know that this film in not fast paced nor is it as fun as an episode of True Blood. But it is as sexy and sleek, similar to a film based on an Ann Rice novel. I really liked this film and think most will enjoy, but only if you like a style of fantasy horror that is both dramatically dark and disturbingly beautiful.
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